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How to wirelessly charge iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR

All iPhone devices launched since 2017 support wireless charging. This includes the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. However, a wireless charger isn’t bundled with your iPhone, it’s an accessory that you need to purchase separately.

Apple currently doesn’t have a wireless charger of its own in the stores, but the company did announce one at the launch of iPhone X — AirPower. The wireless charging pad by Apple has been under making since then, and we’re not sure when it’ll see the light of the day.

Thankfully, Apple do certify wireless chargers from 3rd-party manufacturers to be used for iPhone models that support it. Most of the wireless chargers support rates up to 7.5 watts, but you may find 10W wireless chargers as well on Amazon, and other retailers for a higher price.

Which iPhone models support wireless charging?

  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8

Is wireless charging speed on iPhone slow or fast?

The wireless charging speed depends on your iPhone and the charger you’re using.

When we say fast wireless charging, we mean 10W. It’s less than the iPad charger (12W) you probably use to fast charge your iPhone. If you’re wirelessly fast charge your iPhone, a 10W charger is the best you can get. But the thing is only the newer iPhones support 10W wireless charging.

10W Fast wireless charging supported iPhone models

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR

The newer iPhones may support 10W fast wireless charging, but it’s currently not enabled. Maybe future iOS updates will allow 10W wireless charging on the 2018 iPhone models like Apple added support for 7.5W wireless charging to the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus with the iOS 11.2 update.

7.5W wireless charging supported iPhone models

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus

Which wireless charger should you purchase?

Buying a wireless charger for your iPhone might drive you nuts. The choices available on Amazon are vast, but we’re here to guide you to get the best wireless charger for your iPhone for as less money as possible.

You shouldn’t spend too much of your money a wireless charger at this time. It is a developing tech. The 2018 iPhone devices support wireless charging up to 10W, the next year’s iPhone could support up to 12W, 15W, or 18W. You and I don’t know. But if you invest in a highly priced wireless charger right now, it might not be useful the next year, because let’s face it — 10W is still slow charging compared to what you can get from a USB charger these days.

Below are some of the cool wireless chargers which have an excellent rating on Amazon for fast charging your iPhone.

Best Fast Wireless Chargers

Wireless chargers come in two options. One with a power adapter included, and others with only USB cable and the wireless charging pad.

If you have an extra QuickCharge 2.0/3.0 power adapter lying around of an Android device or a 3rd-party fast charger you bought separately, you can use that to power your 10W wireless charger. If not, you better get a wireless charging pad which comes with a power adapter included.

How to wirelessly charge your iPhone

Once you’ve bought yourself a wireless charger for your iPhone, charging it is the simplest thing to do in the world.

  1. Connect your wireless charger to a power source

    Plug in the power adaptor into a power socket and connect your wireless charging pad/stand to the Power adaptor with the supplied USB cable.

  2. Put your iPhone on the Wireless Charging Pad

    Turn on the power source, and put your iPhone on the wireless charging pad/stand. For best results, place your iPhone in the center of the charging pad.

  3. Let your iPhone Charge

    In a few seconds after you put your iPhone on the wireless charging pad, it’ll start charging. To verify whether it’s fast charging or slow, refer to your wireless charger’s user manual. There should be something about finding out which mode it’s working on, like a different color for light on the charger to differentiate between standard charging and fast charging mode.

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